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Address: Old Bluewater Rd, Bluewater, NM
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Gates and bathrooms close at 9:00 pm

I didn't see much of this property as our group of 20 Boy Scouts and parents arrived just before 9:00pm. Three of us left to run to Walmart while the other two vans went to our... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2014
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Deming, New Mexico
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Stayed here some 30 years ago and was very impressed by the quiet natural beauty of the lake and surrounding hills. Finally managed to travel there again this year and wish I had not.. As others mentioned, the lakeshore and launch area was a drunken tailgate party on a big scale. No ranger supervision in that area. Kids swimming in... More 

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Franklin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I didn't see much of this property as our group of 20 Boy Scouts and parents arrived just before 9:00pm. Three of us left to run to Walmart while the other two vans went to our camp site. The gates lock at 9:00 so one of our group had to meet us at the gate to transfer our purchases to... More 

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Farmington, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I just returned from a three day weekend at Bluewater State Park. I was a Park Ranger in Texas and my comments are based on those years of experience. I would like to commend the Maintenance personnel for their efforts in keeping the park picturesque. I’d also like to commend the Park Staff that we encountered for the very pleasant... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

No water at campsites; bath houses locked from 9:pm - 7 am; cows roaming freely through the campground leaving droppings everywhere; wild predators rampant. If you have pets keep them inside at night - we lost one of ours and found his remains near the dump station.

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Albuquerque, NM USA
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11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful campsites. We stayed in Upper Electric Loop where we had electrical connection but no water. The logistical problem was that the bathrooms close between 9pm and 7am. This is a major problem for me and one I have never come across before in decades of camping. The lake was beautiful even with the dry season we have had. We... More 

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Sacramento, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Tent camped just one night but wished we could have stayed longer. Saw great blue herons, river otter, hundreds of bluejays nesting in cliffs. All this plus free showers! We stayed in canyon side loop (?) which was very private yet close to "facilities."

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Due to fire restrictions we were unable to campfire, which really dampered our weekend. Other than that, It was a bit windy but very fun regardless. Park Rangers were polite and let us alone.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I just "tripped" over this State Park while camping in New Mexico and am I glad I did. I saw it on the map and just dropped in. It was the offseason and the place was almost deserted. I camped on the edge of the lake in total seclusion. My only company was a band of wild horses that stopped... More 

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seattle
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We stayed here out of season (October) and not all the washroom buildings were open but that just meant a bit longer walk from our campsite which was no problem. Very quiet, only a couple of other campers there which made for a very tranquil stay. The site we chose was on lake side, we went without a hook up... More 

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Monticello, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Spent several nights here (April '08) as a base camp while I explored the area. Really nice campsites and clean facilities.

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